When you install Site Recovery Manager you have to do Inventory Mappings from DC site to DR site. Inventory Mappings includes Network Mappings, Folder Mappings, Resource Mappings, Storage Policy Mappings. All of the Mappings require for proper management and configuration of virtual machine at DR Site.
Folder Mappings is nice feature which helps you to organize Virtual Machines in folders. You can Map the folders from Protected Site to the Recovery site so you can make proper management of Virtual Machines. Before starting with Folder Mappings make sure you create same folders at the Recovery Site.
In this post we will see on How to configure Folder Mappings in Site Recovery Manager Step by Step:
Login to vSphere Web Client.
Go to Site Recovery Manager.
Expand the Configure section.
Select Folder Mappings.
Click New to create folder mappings.
Specify the creation mode Automatically or Manual.
We will go for Manual mode to see all the available options.
Click “Prepare mappings manually.”
Select the Virtual Machine Folders from Protected Site and Recovery Site to be mapped.
Click Add Mappings button.
As you can see that Mapping is listed below.
If you have multiple folders you can do multiple mappings also based on your requirement.
Configure Reverse mappings.
Reverse mapping is useful when you recover virtual machine at Protected site from Recovery site.
Just check the box to select Reverse Mappings.
Review the Mappings you have configured.
Click Finish to create Folder Mappings.
As you can see that Folder Mapping is created successfully. It is listed below.
That’s it we have successfully created Folder Mappings for Recovery site. So Now your VM’s will be created in Folders at the Recovery site which mappings you have created. So that your VM will be directly power on in the specified Folders.
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